February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

2007 Officer of the Year chosen

The Colquitt Police Department Officer of the Year was established in November 2004. It was created to provide an incentive to the Colquitt police officers for obtaining the upmost professionalism. More...

Community

Governor loosens water restrictions

Drought stricken residents get outdoor watering reprieve.

Georgians living in the counties hardest hit by the drought got a bit of good news this month from Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch. More...

School officials participate in mock emergency scenario

Miller County School officials, along with other local government representatives, took time out of their busy schedules to take part in a school based tabletop exercise. More...

Farm Credit holds stockholders' meeting

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit hosted its annual stockholders' meeting Tuesday evening, February 12, at Darton College, giving its member-borrowers an opportunity to enjoy a delicious seafood buffet while hearing about the state of the Association. More...

School & Sports

Lady Pirates Advance to State

The first round of Region 1-A playoffs was held over in Donalsonville on February 12. Our own Miller County Lady Pirates were there to face the Atkinson County Lady Rebels. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Steve Holt, the Sage of Colquit, GA, and Hubert Stafford sed the first 2 fish they caught this morning had coats on, he sed they backed off and built up a fire on a sand bar to warm the water so the Bass would bite. More...

Plans for Read across America Continues at MCES

The week of February 25 will begin an exciting celebration for the students of Miller County Elementary School. Along with their on-going "Everybody Reads at MCES" campaign that they have participated in all year, the students will celebrate Dr. More...

Obituaries

CARL RAYMOND POWELL

Funeral services for Mr. Carl Raymond Powell, age 68, of Bainbridge was held Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 2:00 P.M. at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Vuncannon officiating. More...

RAYMOND CLIFFORD

Raymond Clifford, age 69, of Middletown, OH, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the Donalsonville Hospital. A memorial service was held at a later date at Simon Chapel Cemetery in Somerville, OH. Mr. More...

LEON ADDISON

Leon Addison, age 75, of Donalsonville passed way on Friday, February 15, 2008, at the Seminole Manor Nursing in Donalsonville. Mr. Addison was born in Colquitt on May 5, 1932, to the late William Amos and Alma Monday Addison. More...

Calendar

birthdays and calendar of events

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 Birthdays: Sherrie Stewart, Tabitha McMillan, Susan Turner, Dane Heard, Bonnie Sue Franklin, Moe Cox, Luke Willett THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 Birthdays: Pearlee Drake, Robert Kitchens, Julie Varnadoe, Gwen Bush, Donny Roland, More...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting, Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. General Merchandise Auction - Every Thursday at Sugar Hill Restaurant & Antique Shop, 7:00 p.m. More...

Relay for Life Pageant winners

The first annual Relay for Life Pageant was held Saturday, February 16, 2008, at the Miller County Elementary School Auditorium. More...

Merritt sentenced to four months with 10 year probation

Shooting Liberal officeand murder for hire cases nolle prossed

On Monday morning, the case of Mark Merritt Jr. was brought before senior presiding Judge John D. Crosby of the Superior Court at Semi- nole County Courthouse. More...

National FFA Week celebrated here

See special FFA section, pages 9-17

Miller County has two of the finest FFA chapters in the entire United States of America. The Miller County High School Chapter is led by Mr. Bill Spooner, and the Miller County Middle School FFA is headed by Mr. Wes Pace. More...

Religion

'Stinky Feet'

Inspiration

Of all the acts of love and humility performed by Jesus Christ, His washing of His disciples' feet is surely near the top of the list of demonstrations of His selflessactions. More...

Ministerial Fellowship Article

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30, NKJV) This is a terrible passage against the people of Israel. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Marijuana Possession Christoper Medina was patrolling west on Main St. when he observed a black Nissan Maxima heading west with a tail light out. Medina initiated a traffic stop. More...

public safety report

Georgia State Patrol State Troopers from the Donalsonville Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated one traffic crash during the month of January in Miller County. More...

Georgia's initial unemployment insurance claims rise in January

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 66,468 laid-off workers filed firsttime claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, up 41.8 percent from December. More...

Living & Style

King Billy crowned

Tuesday night, February 12, 2008, the residents of Miller County Nursing Home were treated to their annual Valentine party. The residents enjoyed delicious refreshments prepared by the staff before being entertained by some members of Swamp Gravy. More...

Putting out the cat

You don't have to own a cat to appreciate this one. You don't even have to like 'em! We were dressed and ready to go out for the New Years Eve Party. More...

Gamble celebrates first birthday

Gamble Tabb celebrated his birthday with family and friends on December 1 on the Tabb Farm in Colquitt. His birthday celebration included his favorite character, Elmo, along with horses, goats, and hayrides. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Money talks, justice walks

Most of my 72 years have been in and around courts. Until chairman of BOE, Leroy charged me with "threat," other than a traffic ticket, I've never been taken to court. More...

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Under the Golden Dome

Lawmakers reconvened on Monday, February 11, for the 15th legislative day of the 2008 session. More...